Esperanza-Hope Primary Care
Primary Care Practice & Internal Medicine located in Mesa, AZ & PHOENIX, AZ
High blood pressure is common, affecting about one in every three adults. If it’s left untreated, high blood pressure puts you at risk of a heart attack, stroke, and other heart problems. The team of primary care specialists at Esperanza Hope Primary Care in Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona, offer simple, noninvasive blood pressure treatments. They use conservative, holistic options whenever possible or medications when necessary. Schedule a blood pressure screening at Esperanza Hope Primary Care over the phone or online today.
High Blood Pressure Q&A
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a chronic health condition in which blood pressure against your artery walls is high enough to cause serious health complications, such as heart disease. With high blood pressure, the heart works harder than it’s designed to and blocked, narrowed, or thickened arteries can occur.
What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?
In most cases, you don’t experience symptoms when you have high blood pressure. That’s why routine blood pressure screenings are so important. If you do experience signs or symptoms, such as nosebleeds, shortness of breath, or headaches, your blood pressure may have already reached dangerously high levels.
What are the risk factors of high blood pressure?
Certain factors increase your risk of developing high blood pressure. Examples include:
- Being overweight or obese
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Older age
- Family history of high blood pressure
- Having African heritage
- Tobacco or excessive alcohol use
- Too much dietary sodium
- Too little dietary potassium
- Chronic stress
Having another chronic condition, such as diabetes, sleep apnea, or kidney disease, may also increase your risk of developing high blood pressure.
How is high blood pressure treated?
The practitioners at Esperanza Hope Primary Care use various conservative, holistic, and medicinal high blood pressure treatments when necessary to lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Examples include:
If you’re overweight, weight loss often helps reduce high blood pressure naturally. The specialists at Esperanza Hope Primary Care offer an HCG weight loss program with proven success to help you get excess weight off safely and effectively.
In addition to weight loss, making diet and exercise changes can reduce hypertension. An on-site nutritionist at Esperanza Hope Primary Care may recommend you follow a low-sodium, high potassium diet and exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Getting more sleep and stress reduction may also help lower blood pressure naturally.
Taking blood pressure-lowering medication is often the last resort, but helps lower blood pressure when other treatment methods fail. Doing so is highly effective and reduces your risk of heart problems in the future.
Don’t let high blood pressure go undetected and untreated. Schedule a blood pressure screening at Esperanza Hope Primary Care over the phone or online today.